Nationals vs. Phillies Prediction and Odds for Thursday, July 7 (Back Philadelphia with Washington Struggling)

Philadelphia Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber.
Philadelphia Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The Washington Nationals hope to gain some ground on their NL East opponent, the Philadelphia Phillies, when the two teams face off on Thursday, July 7. 

The Nationals have struggled without star Juan Soto (calf injury), but they could get back on track against Bailey Falter (0-2, 4.88 ERA) on Thursday. The Nats will go back to Joan Adon who's just 1-11 with a 6.97 ERA on the season.

Here are the odds for this game via WynnBET

Nationals vs. Phillies Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line:

  • Nationals +1.5 (-130)
  • Phillies -1.5 (+110)


  • Nationals +155
  • Phillies -170


  • 10 (Over -110/Under -110)

Nationals vs. Phillies Prediction and Pick

The Nationals lost the opening game of this series 11-0, and they have one of the worst bullpens in baseball, ranking 28th in bullpen ERA this season. 

To make matters worse, Washington’s offense is cooling off, ranking 21st in OPS and 28th in runs scored over the last 15 days. 

The Phillies hope to stay afloat without Bryce Harper in the lineup, and they need all of these games against beatable teams like Washington. Meanwhile, Kyle Schwarber is putting up Ryan Howard-like numbers in his first season in Philadelphia.

Even with Falter on the mound, I’ll trust Philadelphia at home to come away with a comfortable win. 

Lean: Phillies RL -1.5 (+110)

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.